EFCC arrest fake media aide to governor, 25 other internet fraudsters

EFCC arrest fake media aide to governor, 25 other internet fraudsters

EFCC arrest fake media aide to governor, 25 other internet fraudsters

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in Ibadan, Oyo State have arrested 26 suspected internet fraudsters, including a fake personal assistant to Oyo state governor on media matter.

The EFCC disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

EFCC stated that the arrested internet fraudsters were nabbed by its operatives at Soka area of Ibadan, Oyo state, and are prime suspects in various internet-related fraud activities.

The anti graft commission gave the names of the arrested self styled “Personal Assistant to the Oyo state Governor on Media Matters” as Babawale Daniel Olayinka.

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Others, according to EFCC, are : Wale Jegede, Adekunle Solomon, Babawale Daniel Olayinka, Olanipekun Adams, Toheeb Admola, Olatunji Gbolahan, Oyowevotu Moses, Olaide Ibrahim Opeyemi, Olamilekan Rilwan, Olamilekan Akinyemi, Lekan Adenuga, Salami Segun, Lawal Samuel, Kolawole Fuad.

The rest of the suspects are: Olarenwaju Gbolahan, Makinde Olamiposi, Michael Timileyin, Sheriff Ololade, Adewale Dayo, Ajobola Tajudeen, Kazeem Warrees, Obinna Duru, Shotayo Sola, Mohammed Suleiman and Makinde Ajibola.

According to the statement “An identity card was recovered from the fake assistant, Babawale Daniel Olayinka, which introduced him as a personal assistant on media matters to the Oyo state governor, Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde.

Other items recovered from the suspects include seven exotic cars, several laptops, mobile phones and incriminating documents,

EFCC in the statement stated that the arrest of the 26 suspected internet fraudsters followed verified intelligence on their cybercrime activities, so far 25 of the suspects have confessed to the crimes, adding that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.


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